The 2020 Booker Prize longlist announced

BookBrowse News - The Full Story

The 2020 Booker Prize longlist announced

Jul 28 2020

The longlist (known as 'The Booker Dozen') for The 2020 Booker Prize is announced today.

The list was chosen from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 2019 and September 2020. The Booker Prize for Fiction is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

The 13 novels and their UK publishers are:

  • Diane Cook (USA) The New Wilderness (Oneworld Publications)
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body (Faber & Faber)
  • Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt Sugar (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
  • Gabriel Krauze (UK) Who They Was (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
  • Hilary Mantel (UK) The Mirror & The Light (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
  • Colum McCann (Ireland/USA) Apeirogon (Bloomsbury Publishing) 
  • Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/USA) The Shadow King (Canongate Books)
  • Kiley Reid (USA) Such a Fun Age (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Douglas Stuart (Scotland/USA) Shuggie Bain (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
  • Brandon Taylor (USA) Real Life (Originals, Daunt Books Publishing) 
  • Anne Tyler (USA) Redhead by The Side of The Road (Chatto & Windus, Vintage)
  • Sophie Ward (UK) Love and Other Thought Experiments (Corsair, Little, Brown)
  • C Pam Zhang (USA) How Much of These Hills is Gold (Virago, Little, Brown)

More News Stories

Support BookBrowse

Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten.

Join Now!


Today's Top Picks

  • Book Jacket
    Heaven, My Home
    by Attica Locke
    Attica Locke's 2017 novel Bluebird, Bluebird introduced us to Texas Ranger Darren Mathews, who ...
  • Book Jacket: Transcendent Kingdom
    Transcendent Kingdom
    by Yaa Gyasi
    Yaa Gyasi's (pronounced "yah jessie") Transcendent Kingdom is, among other things, a meditation on ...
  • Book Jacket: We Are Not Free
    We Are Not Free
    by Traci Chee
    Author Traci Chee is best known for her young adult fantasy trilogy, The Reader series. We Are Not ...
  • Book Jacket: The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures
    The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures
    by Jennifer Hofmann
    The title of Jennifer Hofmann's perceptive debut novel with its bureaucratese strongly suggests a ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    Piranesi
    by Susanna Clarke

    A new novel from the NY Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
    Reader Reviews

Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
Find Me
by André Aciman

The author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters.

About the book
Join the discussion!
Win this book!
Win Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive
by Natasha Trethewey

The moving, intimate story of a poet coming into her own in the wake of tragedy.

Enter


Wordplay

Solve this clue:

L N Take I C

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.